Bridging the Gaps to Deliver a Better D2C eCommerce Experience

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For the past decade, eCommerce was experiencing steady growth. But then the COVID-19 pandemic hit – sending that growth into overdrive. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, eCommerce grew more than 32% in 2020. For brands, this explosive growth presented both challenges and opportunities.  At the onset of the pandemic, many consumers limited…

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The Direct-to-Consumer Brand’s Guide to Holiday 2022

Direct to Consumer Holiday Planning

Is it just us, or does each year seem to fly by faster than the one before it? October is already halfway over. And that means the holiday shopping season will be well underway before we know it.  What can direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands expect this holiday season? And what last minute preparations can you take…

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Transform Your Customer Care Team From a Cost Center to a Profit Center

Customer Care Into a Profit Center

Every company has both cost centers and profit centers. Cost centers are departments that are necessary to the business – but don’t directly contribute to its revenue growth. Profit centers, on the other hand, are teams that do directly generate revenue. All too often, customer service is seen as a cost center. Sure, a customer…

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The Best Brands are Making Ordering Experiences a Priority

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Recently, Salesforce released their 2022 State of the Connected Customer study. We’ve loved digging into all the fresh insights about consumer behavior.  One particular finding that stood out to us is the fact that customer experience has never been more important. This year’s report found that 88% of customers say the experience a company provides…

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3 Benefits of Amazon’s Buy with Prime for Consumers

Buy with Prime Consumer Benefits

When the Amazon Prime membership program was first launched, you probably believed it was the most revolutionary idea in the eCommerce world. You simply pay an annual membership fee, and you’re guaranteed free delivery within one or two days. Now Amazon has introduced an even better idea with its Buy with Prime program. The new…

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The Salesforce User’s Guide to Managing Business Messages

Business Messaging in Salesforce

Consumer behavior is always evolving. But the events of the past couple years have accelerated that evolution. Of course, we’ve seen a large (and well-reported) shift in where consumers browse and buy products. According to eMarketer, retail eCommerce grew a staggering 32.4% in 2020. And by 2025, eCommerce is expected to account for nearly a…

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How Business Messaging Transforms the Traditional Sales Funnel

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One of the first topics covered in just about any introductory business class is the sales funnel and the stages within it. In other words, the steps a consumer goes through when making a purchase.  Though there are many variations of the sales funnel out there, a simple one (that’s relevant to B2C brands) might…

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Conversational Commerce: The Next Big Thing for Brands and Retailers

At this year’s Shoptalk, the topic of new channels was one that came up time and again. There were sessions focused on it, as well as conversations at networking events and the expo hall.  Clearly, it’s a topic that’s top of mind for brands and retailers. In fact, 75% of Shoptalk attendees said that new…

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Extend Your Salesforce Live Agent Capabilities with Google’s Business Messages

Salesforce Live Agent Google Business Messages

Consumers have certain, basic expectations when it comes to customer service. That’s nothing new. For example, most have always expected friendly agents and quick resolutions to their issues. But these days, consumers have higher standards than ever before. Per Salesforce’s State of the Connected Customer, over half of consumers say the crises of the past two…

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